Leighton (11856) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared in London - sourced from Male’s Ales, pours clear red-brown with a foamy tan head. The nose has some funky berries, dank wood, earth. Light sweet flavor with some tangy berries, light citrus, a bit of wood, orange rind, tangy lemon. Light to medium bodied with fine, spritzy carbonation. Tangy citrus finish, slight tannins, some wood, orange. Not bad.
b3shine (5821) - Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft to taster at Toronado in SF. Looks solid; a semi-transparent amberish brown with foamy off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells mildly tart with a strange sour apple presence. Tastes like it smells, but less appley, with an average (at best) mouthfeel. An underwhelming example of the style.
jonas (5842) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled in the Alibi Room.
Very nice vinous, berry lactic nose
Dark brown, offwhite lace
Dry blueberry muffin, light herbal notes
Medium light body dry mouthfeel
Very nice drink
TBone (12992) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 500ml (500ml, ABM, BB 01/2015)
Deep ruby color, medium-sized beige head, some lace. Aroma is tart, earthy and berries. Light-bodied. Berryish, red currant and cranberries, hints of strawberries. Light cellary notes. Very dry, red wineous. Light as ABV indicates. Much more simple than Rodenbach.
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks to the Leightonator, 24/10/14.
Dark amber with reddish hues and a decent light khaki covering that soon collapses to spotting and edgework.
Nose is red berry fruits, hoppy plunder, spice, earthy, malt notes, not a lot really and not what I’d expect for the style.
Taste comprises red berry licks, raspberry, lightly tartened cherries, woody.
Medium bodied, spritzy carbonation, semi drying close.
Very basic for the style, not overly offensive but way to mellow and doesn’t offer much in the way of acidity or tarte puckering, too much hop presence.
rederic (3063) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Alibi Room, dark burgundy-mahogany color, with a small beige head, with a tart red berry, earthy caramel, toasted malty, balsamic vinegar nose, with some light musty red grape, wet woody oak barrel, winey, faint sweet wine vinegar, vinous accents, and a light funky wild lacto yeast, molasses note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild sour lacto fruity, yeasty, funky, sour burnt berry, cherry, faint balsamic vinegar character, with some earthy toasted, caramel, wheat malt, sour mash, tart and sour white grape, dark bitter chocolate, woody oak barrel, light sweet dried raisin and sour red cherry flavours, leading towards an earthy cherry sourness, tart red berry, faint toasted maltiness finish.
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at alibi. Deep hazy red. Aroma of malty tart berry grain, caramel, plum skin. Taste is quite tart. Clean, crisp, lingering dry finish.
Scopey (7396) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pour deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is earthy, wood, funk, malt vinegar, light lactic and jammy red berry. The taste is smooth, bitter, tart, sherbet, red berry, redcurrant, light acidity, wood and earth with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Not a whole lot to it. OK.
Brandman (2144) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straightforward taste. Strawberry aroma. Sourness is light. Winey. Very strange brew, but this might take more time to develop into something better.
mR_fr0g (3965) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to the Leighton. Clear reddish brown coloured pour with small cream head. Aroma is sharp grapefruit, plastic, solvent, flavour is composed of plastic sharp low acid, harsh burning plastic. Palate is sharp tart fruit, moderate carbonation.